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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 28, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 8
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70

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9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 169 Ratings

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  • Summary: The remake of a hit Israeli show airing 5 days a week looks into therapist Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) practice along with his own sessions with a psychologist.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. 100
    In Treatment is exhilarating.
  2. In Treatment feels neither soapy nor formulaic, because of the intensity with which it's presented.
  3. It's an engaging series that's definitely worth at least a trial spin.
  4. Cleverly conceived, it boasts a star-studded cast (Gabriel Byrne, Dianne Wiest, Blair Underwood) who achieve, at times, theatrical transcendence.
  5. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    70
    The writing is uniformly strong and Byrne excellent not only at reading Paul's dialogue but conveying what he's withholding--his true feelings about his patients, his inner turmoil over his disintegrating home life. But the storylines vary wildly from riveting to tedious.
  6. In Treatment is fascinating TV, but it's not a pleasant experience. Watching these therapy sessions is akin to eating your TV broccoli.
  7. The writing is forced and thin, some of the acting stagey, most of the characters unlikable and - the show-killer quality that HBO execs apparently failed to see--profoundly boring.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 92
  2. Negative: 2 out of 92
  1. Dec 31, 2011
    10
    30 episodes (no pun) in and I am addicted (pun). As a chartered psychologist but not clinically orientated. It is drawing me towards the dark side (pun). I hope clinical practice is this interesting (no pun). Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2010
    9
    This show surprised me greatly. I never thought a show about a therapist and his patients could hold my attention for 5 days a week but this show did just that. It is incredibly entertaining and many of the issues are issues we all face and the show manages to resonate into people. It's pure genius and the cast, like most HBO productions, is top notch. Expand

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